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Hofmann, Michael 1957 August 25-

Works: 118 works in 460 publications in 2 languages and 27,923 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Political fiction  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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Most widely held works about Michael Hofmann
Most widely held works by Michael Hofmann
An innocent soldier by Josef Holub( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteen-year-old farmhand is tricked into fighting in the Napoleonic Wars by the farmer for whom he works, who secretly substitutes him for the farmer's own son
Every man dies alone by Hans Fallada( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a true story, this sweeping saga tells the tale of a working class couple in Berlin who decide to take a stand against the Nazis. More than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order, it's a deeply moving story of two people who stand up for what's right, and for each other. Hans Fallada wrote Every Man Dies Alone in a feverish twenty-four days, soon after the end of World War II and his release from a Nazi insane asylum. He did not live to see his its publication"--Page 4 of cover
The land of green plums : a novel by Herta Müller( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unflinching look at the alienation and complexity of a rapidly changing Eastern Europe, focusing on a group of young friends in Ceaucescu's Romania
The seventh well by Fred Wander( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Austrian Jew and photojournalist who was interned at 20 different Nazi camps between 1939 and 1945, Wander (1917-2006) first published this loosely structured novel in East Germany in 1970. Spare, haunting anecdotes memorialize Jews who died senseless, undignified deaths in Nazi concentration camps. The book is much more than a catalogue of horrors and of courage, as Wanders's narrator struggles to find the language to describe what he has seen
What I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933 by Joseph Roth( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Roth's essays record the violent social and political paroxysms that threatened to undo the precarious democracy that was the Weimar Republic."--Jacket
The tale of the 1002nd night by Joseph Roth( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit by the Shah of Persia to 19th century Vienna sets in motion a tale of political and romantic intrigue. The other protagonists are Baron Taittinger, a cavalry officer appointed by the government to entertain the shah, and the baron's mistress who becomes the shah's lover
Storm of steel by Ernst Jünger( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a memoir of the First World War through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier who viewed the war as a personal struggle, testing himself by leading raiding parties and enduring as his comrades were killed
Seven years by Peter Stamm( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander is torn between two very different women. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man could want: intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious. But when the seven-year itch sets in, Alexander soon finds himself rekindling an affair with his college lover, Ivona. The young Polish woman who worked in a Catholic mission is the polar opposite of Sonia: dull, passive, taciturn, and plain. Despite having little in common with Ivona, Alexander is inexplicably drawn to her while despising himself for it. Lost between his highbrow marriage and his lowbrow affair, Alexander is stuck in a spiraling threesome.--From front jacket flap
After Ovid : new metamorphoses( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and German and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

and C.K. Williams - constitute an impressive roster of major makers of poetry in our language. After Ovid is thus both a powerful reenvisioning of a fundamental work of literature and a remarkable sounding of the state of poetry in English now
Frost by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frost follows an unnamed young Austrian who accepts an unusual assignment. Rather than continue with his medical studies, he travels to a bleak mining town in the back of beyond, in order to clinically observe the aged painter, Strauch, who happens to be the brother of this young man's surgical mentor. The catch is this: Strauch must not know the young man's true occupation or the reason for his arrival. Posing as a promising law student with a love of Henry James, the young man befriends the mad artist and is caught up among an equally extraordinary cast of local characters, from his resentful landlady to the town's mining engineers
Report from a Parisian paradise : essays from France, 1925-1939 by Joseph Roth( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Roth, the greatest newspaper correspondent of his age, left the splintering Weimar Republic for France in 1925 and produced, until his death in 1939, some of the finest writing of his career. Collected here for the first time, Roth's essays form an unrivaled portrait of France in the late 1920s and 1930s - a society at a twentieth-century crossing point - resolute in its desire to preserve a past that was already crumbling while at the same time drawn to the seductive rhythms of urban life. Roth describes a world where the center could not hold - a portrait of a country unknowingly barreling toward social collapse and political anarchy."--Jacket
The hothouse by Wolfgang Koeppen( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrowing, moody, and supremely powerful, "The Hothouse", first published in 1953, stands among the finest novels written in postwar Germany. Largely unrecognized beyond Germany during his lifetime, Koeppen sought to make sense of German life amid the vast political and social reconstruction of the war-ravaged nation
The metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seemingly ordinary man, Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning only to discover that he has been transformed into a gigantic insect and must deal with the depression over his new physical alteration, as well as the rejection of his family, in a new translation honoring the 125th anniversary of the author's birth
We're flying : stories by Peter Stamm( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow-up to Seven Years presents an anthology of stories that employ the acclaimed Swiss author's use of direct prose, deceptively simple narratives and deep psychological insights into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life
Angina days : selected poems by Günter Eich( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive English translation of the work of Günter Eich, one of the greatest postwar German poets. The author of the POW poem "Inventory," among one of the most famous lyrics in the German language, Eich was rivaled only by Paul Celan as the leading poet in the generation after Gottfried Benn and Bertolt Brecht. Expertly translated and introduced by Michael Hofmann, this collection gathers eighty poems, many drawn from Eich's later work and most of them translated here for the first time. The volume also includes the original German texts on facing pages. As an early memb
Zündel's Exit by Markus Werner( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scrounged from notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Z'ndel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent ... At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. First his tooth falls out in the sight of other travelers, then he finds a severed finger in a restroom on a train. In fact, Z'ndel seems on the verge of falling to bits, as do his words, thoughts, wife, and world--will there be anything left, and anyone to hold the pieces? "Z'ndel's Exit" is a Chaplinesque comedy of disintegration, never knowing if it's coming or going"--Publisher
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Alternative Names
Hofmann, M.

Hofmann, Michael, 1957-

Hofmann, Michael 1957 Aug. 25-

Michael Hofmann deutsch-britischer Autor

Michael Hofmann Duits auteur

Michael Hofmann German-born poet who writes in English and a translator

Michael Hofmann traductor y escritor aleman

Михаэль Хофман

English (127)

German (1)

Every man dies aloneThe land of green plums : a novelThe seventh wellWhat I saw : reports from Berlin, 1920-1933The tale of the 1002nd nightStorm of steelSeven yearsAfter Ovid : new metamorphoses